Well one of the amazing purposes of xrays is for airport security.
It assists us in seeing inside people. Making sure there are no suspicious objects in sight.
Well how does it even work?
This beam travels through the air, comes into contact with our body tissues, and produces an image on a metal film. Soft tissue, such as skin and organs, cannot absorb the high-energy rays, and the beam passes through them. Dense materials inside our bodies absorb radiation.
Some people worry that X-rays aren't safe because radiation exposure can cause cell mutations that may lead to cancer. The amount of radiation you're exposed to during an X-ray depends on the tissue or organ being examined. Sensitivity to the radiation depends on your age, with children being more sensitive than adults.
Gee, you make it sound so amazing. There HAS to be a downside to xrays.
The most familiar use of x-rays is checking for broken bones, but x-rays are alsoused in other ways. For example, chest x-rays can spot pneumonia. Mammograms use x-rays to look for breast cancer. When you have an x-ray, you may wear a lead apron to protect certain parts of your body. Airport security is not the only use of x-rays, medicinal is also a use.